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    September 6, 2012
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northrop grumman. the nfl season is officially under way with a couple of redskin rivals. the cowboys beat the giants 4- 17. tony romo through for three touchdowns and the dallas defense frustrated eli manning and his offense. we don't care about dallas around hire. >> let's get to baseball. the nats brought out the big bats again and pounded the cubs 9-1 with sick home runs for a second straight game. bryce harper hit two on the night. >> that's right. >> still got plenty ahead. fox 5 morning news continues right now. good morning to you at straight up 5:00, thursday,
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september 6th, a day before friday. also known as friday eve. a live look outside right now. i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. >> i'm sarah simmons. let's check in with gwen to get the latest on your weather. tucker barnes taking a few days off and he left you with the humid weather. >> he did. he left me with a weather plate of worms. i have to tell everybody all the thins they don't want to hear. and mosquitos on top of it. weather has a little part in that, i think. let's take a look at our radar. we just had a few pop-up showers here and there to areas of our west and southwest. we can't rule out an isolated shower before the morning hours are over. not going to put a damper on your whole day at all but there is a slit chance that we could see a shower here and there. as we go to the weather maps, let's take a look at where we
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hit yesterday with our highs. 90degrees at reagan national airport. we hit 91 at dulles and 90 at bwi. we have 79 degrees at annapolis. national airport, 79 as well. we've got 75 degrees at dulles. so temperatures this morning really starting out very much on the warm side. that is i apretty good indication of where we are headed, folks. your daytime high today, 90 degrees but not without some humidity. be prepared for that. you will see a fair amount of sunshine today just a few clouds. it will be hot and sticky and not very comfortable. we have cooler days ahead in the fox 5 accu-weather seven- day forecast. i'll show you that in just a bit. >> let's check in with julie wright to get the latest on the traffic. >> so far, so good this morning. no problems reported south along 270. lanes are open coming in out of
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hyattstown. no trouble spots to report right now leaving i-706789 you will find your lanes are open on the beltway to and from tysons corner and the springfield interchange. eastbound 66 in great shape leaving manassas headed in towards centreville. one place that was a little tricky is the top side of the beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. bill clinton is throwing his support behind president obama. the former president took over the stage at the dnc last night. he threw his support behind the president's re-election who accepts his renomination tonight. clinton spoke for almost an hour delivering a dynamic and sometimes kind of humorous speech. >> i want to nominate a man who is cool on the outside but who
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burns for america on the inside. >> it's long tradition at the convention for thousands of red, white and blue balloons to come streaming down. there are no balloons in the rafters for this. president obama's speech tonight was supposed to be outdoors and they were going to do fireworks but you can't do that indoors, of course. it is also too late to order 100,000 balloons. coming up in about 30 minutes, we'll get a live report from charlotte to see what we can expect on the night ahead. ght a 12-year-old boy from fort washington has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the beating death of a 2-year- old foster girl living with his family. the boy enter an alford plea in court yesterday. in return, prosecutors dropped the more serious charge of second degree murder. the boy's plea was not an admission of guilt but an acknowledgement that prosecutors had enough evidence to win the case in court. theling girl was found
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unresponsive in her foster family's home earlier this summer. an attack in the eastern market section of capitol hill has police wondering whether it is connected to another similar crime. >> they both miami-dade on the same street less than three weeks apart. melanie alnwick is live at police headquarters in northwest with the new details this morning. >> reporter: good morning. the victim in this latest case, he just moved to the district a week ago to do an internship on capitol hill. tuesday night, he was attacked. his name is casey adams. he says the two men caught him off guard while he was talking with his wife on his cell phone walking home after midnight. police are looking to see if this attack is connected to the other one a couple of weeks ago. tc maslin was beaten and robbed of his phone as well. now, we do have surveillance video. police released it last week.
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they say the people in this 2005 hyundai sonata were using maslin's credit card near the crime scene. casey says his attackers took off in a car but he didn't see it. photos of his injuries too gruesome for tv. >> the lacerationswe probably an inch long, right above the eye. the lacerations came from the two punches, mostly this side of my face and my lip. >> reporter: last week, police chief cathy lanier told residents that police have worked very hard to reduce crime in the city, specifically robberies. robberies down from a spike early on this year. but just this labor day weekend, police statistics do report there have been 40 robberies over the labor day weekend. tommy wells said he is very concerned about the recent spike in crime. he thinks police are doing a good job and would like to see more. he is also asking bars and restaurants in the area to make sure they warn their customers
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to be very careful when they're walking hom> d.c. police are as the public's help as well tracking down a man accused of armed robbery inside a church. take a look at this picture here. it zipped at st. steven's church saturday in northwest. police say the suspect robbed oneperson and pointed a handgun at another. he got away with one person's money, wallet and an iphone. it took take up to a year and a half to determine what caused a deadly train derailment in maryland last movement the report says the train was traveling at 25 miles per hour when the train derailed. that is the set speed limit there. two 19-year-old girls were killed when the train cars carrying coal toppled over. health concerns for two high profile people. >> a big figure in pro football
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is in a maryland hospital and a popular children's author reveals she has cancer. and kevin mccarthy sits down with hollywood hottie bradley cooper about his new movie, the word. the word. waiting to see the face. >> are you happy now, sarah? that fridge in your kitchen may have crossed
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this bridge. your new car probably rode these rails. that shipment you just received was tracked by satellite. we build and maintain. we invest and innovate. so we can deliver what america needs. this year alone, freight rail companies plan to spend twenty-three billion of their own money, not taxpayer dollars, to build bridges, maintain track, and develop new technologies to keep freight rail and our economy moving. there's a lot riding on these rails.
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twenty-five soldiers were killed euro night in an explosion at an am anythings tea proin turkey. one official says the blast was probably caused when a hand grab add was dropped. the explosion spark a fire and the bodies of four soldiers were found afort fire was put out. today begins a second day of deliberations in the drew peterson murder case. a jury is deciding whether the former illinois police sergeant killed his third wife, kathleen savio. jurors requested another look at her body at the murder scene, specifically pictures showing bruises and scratches. he was charged after his fourth wife disappeared in 2007.
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if convicted, he faced a maximum of 06 years in prison. former ravens owner art modell has been hospitalized in baltimore. there are reports that his vital organs are failing and that his conditioning worsening. he purchased the cleveland browns in 1961 and ended up moving the team to baltimore in 1996. the relocation made him a hero in charm city but not much so in cleveland. he still holds a 1% piece of the rav an. judy blume is opening up about her breast cancer diagnosis. on her blog yesterday, the 74- year-old said she underwant a mastectomy and reconstruction surgery after finding out she had the disease earlier this summer. she says her cancer was not detected by a mammogram or regular physical exam because she has dense breast tissue. her message for women is to get a sonogram. can you take out your cell phone and record what police
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officers are doing in public even if they are fighting with a suspect. >> one man is suing d.c. police over just such a case. that story is coming up plus your weather and traffic. stay with us. 
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welcome back. gwen is here, got the latest on the weather for us. i'm just waiting to get through this summer. feel like we should be done. feels like we've had it since
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april. >> i want to write this town so when we get snow -- >> that is exactly what you was going to say. >> i'm not saying. >> everyone has their preference of what they like. we serve up a little bit of everything. you can see an isolated shower to the south of front royal. they are seeing a little bit of action right now. we do have a slight chance of seeing an isolated shower popping up. nothing that will be a complete washout by any means. nothing that will linger or begin this morning and linger to the afternoon. we might see a little bit more this evening along a boundary. other than that, not bad at all. the temperatures, very warm this morning. 79 at quantico, the same at d.c. 73 at gaithersburg this hour. 75 at dulles as we start out and 75 degrees at bwi sure good marshall. we are talking about a hot day
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today. be prepared. frontal system will move its way through during the course of the next 24 hours or so. another one well to the west of us. it will set us up for hot weather. we'll so a mixture of sun and clouds. tomorrow, pretty much the same story. we'll see the humidity stick around as well. be prepared for that. as we move into the course of the weekend, things start to take a little bit a change. a chance of seeing some storms popping up over the course of saturday and sunday. get out today and tomorrow and enjoy it. 90degrees for today. light winds, a little bit on the humid side. it will be sticky. 74degrees tonight, partly cloudy with light winds. storms will be kicking up by the time we hit saturday and sunday. good news is, beginning of next week, take a look, we get the cooldown that sarah wants as our temperatures head back to
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the 70s. not bad at all. >> sarah, sarah, sarah, why does it always have to be about what sarah wants. >> as long as i'm happy, wear all happy. >> a girl that is not a fan of summer, that just ain't right. just putting it out there. >> i'm a fair weather fan. >> traffic running smoothly. no problems reported out of stafford early this morning. still doing the double nickel as you work your way up across the springfield interchange. that rough pavement on the beltway inner loop at the northwest branch. that will affect your commute on the inner and outer loop. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. etraffic. >> thank you. two d.c. police officers are accused of trying to intimidate a man from taking cell phone pictures of some police activity and then ill landlordly taking the man's phone. >> now, they are facing a federal lawsuit over this. fox 5's john henrehan has the
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story this morning. >> reporter: on july 20th, earl staley ii was walking near the corner of mlk and raleigh street when he says he observed d.c. police officers beating the driver of a motorbike. >> a different police officer was down. they hooked like they were punching him. i went over and got my camera ready to go look at what was going on. i know they're wrong. >> reporter: at that point a vice officer chest bumps him and a second officer -- >> reaches over my back and grabs my phone. he take identify my phone and says i'm not getting it back, that it is illegal of me to take spicts of them on the scene. >> reporter: this incident happened one day after d.c.'s chief of police cathy lanier issued a general order reminding policemen that under the first amendment of the constitution, citizens do have the right to photograph police activity that happens in public. and only a watch commander or other supervisor at the scene
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can authorize the seizure of camera for evidence purposes. the american civil liberties union has happened staley file a lawsuit against the officers and the police department. >> people have a right for photograph the police. current tell them not to. you can't block their view. you certainly can't take their camera. >> reporter: staley says when he went on the seventh district police station, got his camera phone returned but later discovered the memory card in it was gone. >> three years of my daughter -- picture of my daughter gone down the hole. >> we have hundreds of thousands of interactions with residents and tourists and citizens every year and the aclu has been able to produce two okays in the past five years where we supposedly incident feared with or took a cam are from someone. >> reporter: the fop's chris baumann also told us he doubts
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some of the specific allegations in the lawsuit. one two of the policemen named sent us an e-mail saying he hasn't had a chance to see the complaint so he doesn't have much a comment. the office of the attorney general is reviewing the lawsuit but at this time have no comment. the lawsuit is seeking monetary damages. coming up, an author turned thief. he told another writer's manuscript. >> that is the plot ever the new movie, the word. >> coming up next, sarah's favorite actor, bradley cooper. he sat down with kevin mccarthy. we'll be right back. 4g lte has the fastest speeds.
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so let's talk about coverage. based on this chart, who would you choose ? wow. you guys take a minute. verizon, hands down. i'm going to show you guys another chart. pretty obvious. i don't think color matters. pretty obvious. what's pretty obvious about it ? that verizon has the coverage. verizon. verizon. we're going to go to another chart. it doesn't really matter how you present it. it doesn't matter how you present it. verizon. more 4g lte coverage than all other networks combined.
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he starred in one of the most popular comedies in recent memory, the hang over. but bradl cooper's new release is a drama. >> it is called the word and it opens tomorrow. movie reviewer kevin mccarthy talked to the actor and his long time friend bring clubman who is also the movie's director. >> i was thinking, back in the day, if you can go back to your previous characters that you played in your career, what is a character that you think would have stolen the book and would have not stolen the book.
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>> interesting. i think the guy from red-hot america would have done it. i don't think ben would have stolen it. unless mckinley asked him to. >> when you go to your dad, he is like be a man, accept your limitatdirector now, you strife to do more and more with your careers but was there ever a moment when you thought you reached your limitation. >> it is more about trying to grow. no, i never thought about it like that. >> it has been incredible. i mean watching your work right now like in this movie and some of the stuff he has coming out soon, seeing you push yourself and go further and further alwaysism just remember on this set, it was like incredible. he was constantly pushing himself jot their rater says when you find the book, you said it is everything you want it to be but everything he knew he would never be. as actors, what was that moment when you felt like i'm never
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going to give up. >> there have been many times i wanted to give up. that is part of the joy of having your best friend be in the same profession. there are at least half a dozen serious phone calls threatening to stop doing it. >> to hang it up. >> on both of our parts. and the thing that we respect about each other that wear always brutally honest. of a always believed in him and he has always believed in me. >> to say no, no, no, keep at it. it will happen. >> keep at it with the experience and wisdom that you have and to give those little -- when i say experience and wisdom, not just about the business but about each other personally. >> we know from 10 years old to now, we know -- he knows every single thing about me. >> he knows where all the bodies are buried. >> kevin will join us live from
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the toronto film festival tomorrow morning with his review of the word. ahead in about 20 minutes, some kids put newlun. s to the test. and a live report from charlotte, be in income where president obama will give his big acceptance speech at the democratic national convention tonight. heavy load in america. but mitt romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america? this message.
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outside on thursday, september 6th here on fox 5 morning news. a very teamy, muggy, mosquito- ridden week. >> he make the day sound so pleasant. >> he does. the mosquitoes have been around so long now, even if it was cool, they would be out there. i have a testament to them with all the little bites of a had. we're starting out warm with a little bit of a shower in some of our neighborhoods. >> more steam? >> oh, give me a break. they just target me because i'm in here for tucker. tucker set me up. if you like the way the shower are popping up here on the fox 5 accu-weather radar but not a total washout. you will see a few popping up here and there and maybe this evening as well. let's go it our maps and the
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temperature yesterday. 90degrees at reagan national airport. 91 at dulles and 91 at bwi thurgood marshall. so your planner is showing by midday, we'll about 88 degrees. we are talking just partly sunny skies today. just a few clouds. not bad but a steamy 90 and yes, humidity. >> thank you. let's say hello to julie wright and get the latest on traffic. >> right now, around the capital beltway, you will find that the lanes are open. there has been a change in our traffic patterns. as you travel on the beltway near new hampshire avenue, that is where they've been busy doing the long-term construction project to the northwest branch. it is three lanes to the right and one to the left that gets you by on both the inner and outer loop. no problems reported traveling between bwi marshall on 95 and 295 traveling to and from the beltway. lanes are open on 50 leaving
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annapolis through bowie headed back in towards the capital beltway. traffic volumes still moving at speed. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. making headlines this morning. a 12-year-old boy is behind bars after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 2-year-old foster child living with his family. the boy's plea was not appear -- an admission of gill but rather that prosecutors had enough evidence to win the case in court. the little girl was found unresponsive in her foster family's home earlier this summer. the national transportation safety board released its preliminary report on a train derailment that killed two teenagers in ellicott city last month. the train was traveling at 25 miles per hour, the set speed
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limb knit that area. the 19-year-old girls were sitting on the train overpass when the train cars carrying coal toppled over. new details on an attack on capitol hill. there as been a second similar attack on the same street that has police looking into whether or not the crimes are connected. melanie alnwick is live at police headquarters in northwest with the latest. >> reporter: we have two attacks, just blocks apart, both men walking home after midnight and both men robbed of their cell phones. the latest victim, casey adams, says two men caught him off guard. he was talking with his wife on his cell phone walking home after midnight. he was attacked, punched, kicked and robbed. tc maslin was absentee and robbed of his phone as well. both crimes on north carolina
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avenue southeast near eastern market on capitol hill. police released this surveillance video last week. they say the people in this 2005 hyundai sonata were using tc's credit card near the crime scene. casey says his attackers also took off in the car but he didn't see it. last week, the chief said residents have worked hard to reduce crime in the city. >> now, the police have stepped up patrols. they have quick to say that robberies are down in that area. but to the people that are impacted, especially through any type of violence, it doesn't feel that way. i'm very concerned. until this under control, until we get it down to zero, it is -- nothing is enough until we stop this. >> reporter: now, casey adams just moved to the district a week ago to do an internship on capitol hill. he says he didn't know about the attack on tc maslin until reporters told him about it
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yesterday. councilman tommy wells is urging restaurant and bar owners in the area to warn their customers to make sure they are very careful walking home in that area after closing. he is also suggesting that people walk in groups whenever possible. in politics now, bill clinton fires up the democratic base. political star powers with as bright as it gets. there was a surprise appearance by president obama after a rousing endorsement from former press bill clinton. let's get the latest now from fox's nicole collins. she is live in charlotte with a report. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. president obama will officially accept his party's nomination from that stage later on tonight but last night, president clinton was up there and he used it to tell the american people that president obama has laid a soiled foundation for economic recovery but he just needs more
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time. from political enemies to political collaborators. president obama and former president bill clinton sharing a moment on stage after the 42nd president put his charm on dislay using his reputation as an economic heavy weight to make the case for president obama. >> president obama start wade much weaker economy than i did. listen to me now. no president, no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. >> reporter: clinton, claiming the country is on the verge of a '90ss style job boom if voters give president obama four more years. >> if you will renew the president's contract, you will feel t. >> reporter: clinton tried to dismantle mitt romney's proposed policies saying they are the same ones that start
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the the economic troubles suggesting today's climate is similar to the one he dealt with while president. >> republican economic policy quadrupled the national debt before i took office, in the 12 years before i took office. and doubled the debt in eight years after i left. because it defied arithmetic. >> reporter: the speech was eloquent and detailed though critics say i little long and self-indulgent but clinton's approval rating is nearly 70% making the endorsement a vital one. one. fur. the romney campaign says clinton's speech brings into focus what they call the failures of president obama and that, after four years of clinton, americans could say they were better off essentially saying that is not the case today with president obama. >> what do we expect to hear from the president tonight? >> one-time chief of staff rahm emmanuel told bloomberg news to expect a big and visionary speech, that the president will talk about where he he wants
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the country to get and how he plans to get there, essentially what we'll see if he is given another four years. >> all right. thank you very much for that report. one of the pioneers in the nfl in a hospital in maryland in morning. we'll get the latest as we check more headlines. >> a check of the markets showed wall street closed mixed yesterday. dow was up 11 butt nasdaq fell about six points. all world markets are rising ahead of today's meeting at the europe seen central bank where economists expect a new plan to help europe's struggling economies. right now, time is 5:38. we'll be right back.
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former ravens owner art modell hospitalized in baltimore. this reports that his vital organs are failing and his condition is also failing. he is revered in baltimore for moving the browns from cleveland in 1996. he sold his majority ownership of the ravens in 2004. he is 87 years old. the nfl is taking another step towards curbing head injuries and brain injuries. the league has pledged $30 million to the foundation for the national institutes of health. donation comes on the same day of a new study that those former nfl players are three times more likely to defrom degenerative brain diseases
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than the general population. hundreds of people in d.c. have a new sense of just how healthy they are. more than 800 people were given free physicals yesterday thanks to a visit from dr. oz and dozens of medical volunteers. participants were koreaned korean -- screened for cholesterol, blood pressure, weight and waist measurements. they found that the health of those here in d.c. was not that good. despite the finings, dr. oz told us it was a day filled with hope. >> people are very empowered. they actually feel like they could have hope. the first question i got asked was what do i do about it?
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how do i fix it? it was a celebration. >> we're glad he was here. so now, a lot of those people know where they stand. we do want to thank dr. oz and he is personal lit howard university college of medicine for hosting us there yesterday morning. we appreciate it. now, some big changes on the way for some school lunches in our area. healthier menus. here is a question for you. how does it taste? some kids put it to the test. we're checking weather and traffic. stay with us. ♪ [ male announcer ] from our nation's networks... ♪
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...to our city streets... ♪ ...to skies around the world... ♪ ...northrop grumman's security solutions are invisibly at work, northrop grumman. so let's talk about coverage. based on this chart, who would you choose ?
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wow. you guys take a minute. verizon, hands down. i'm going to show you guys another chart. pretty obvious. i don't think color matters. pretty obvious. what's pretty obvious about it ? that verizon has the coverage. verizon. verizon. we're going to go to another chart. it doesn't really matter how you present it. it doesn't matter how you present it. verizon. more 4g lte coverage than all other networks combined.
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live look outside right now. that is a live shot of oxon hill as traffic starts to move around this morning. speaking of moving around, that is so cute. we want to share another one of those back to school pictures you've e-mailed us. check out these two. they are twins, madison and shane on their first day of pre- k. they are ready to tackle any challenge that is ahead of them. i love that. >> brother and sister. getting ready to head off to school. >> how sweet is that. they are holding each other's hands, ready for go to school.
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they'll take care of each other while they're there. it would be kind of cool to have twins. >> there are twins in my family. i was disappointed i was not one of them. >> would you have your twin coming in doing weather for you. >> yeah, catch up on some sleep. >> they would major in something like criminal science and she wouldn't know anything about the weather. >> i don't have a twin unfortunately so i'm he here doing the weather for tucker barnes. we've got a little isolated shower here and there out there right now. we'll take a look at our fox 5 accu-weather live radar and show you exactly who in our neighborhood is seeing a little bit of it and it is really just to the south of front royal area. some of it just very light in nature. there is a couple of areas that were just a little heavier. you can see here just where the yellow and red is but generally, we are not talking by washouts today but this morning, there is a chance that we could see a pop-up shower as we're already seeing in some of our neighborhoods. just be prepared. a little about the here in southern loudoun county as well. could see a little bit later on
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this evening as well but just a 20% chance of that happening. let's go to the maps. it was a pretty hot day yesterday. 90degrees. 91 at dulles and bwi thurgood marshall. we are starting out mild and warm this morning. 75 at baltimore. 79 at annapolis. 75 at dulles. we are talking about a system that will move its way through. we have an upper level trough. we are talk mainly some partly cloudy skies, hot day, hot again tomorrow as well. we'll see a lot more sunshine tomorrow, however. we have another front to deal with that is out to the west. that will set us up as we move through into the weekend and saturday and sunday, i know wear looking at some showers and a chance of seeing some thunderstorms. we'll keep our eyes on that. the tropics, here is hurricane
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leslie as it moves its way as a cats gory one hurricane heading off to the northeast. expected to become a category two hurricane by the time we get into the course of the weekend. it is heading straight for the canadian maritimes and right now, staying quite far offshore as far as the u.s. is concerned. in the meantime, here at home, 90 degrees today. hot, sticky, muggy and humid. our fox 5 accu-weather seven- day forecast showing you the storms on saturday and sunday. we have some cooler air heading our way as well. we'll see our temperature drop as we move through the beginning of the week. we'll have lots of sunshine but temperatures will be into the upper 70s to the mid-70s by the time we hit tuesday. let's check in with julie wright and see how traffic is doing. >> we have got problems with metro this morning. they had hetdz up for you typically use the foggy bottom station. the entrance escalators are out
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of service due to a power problem. -- heads up for you if you typically use the foggy bottom station. 395 in the express lanes and the main line, traffic running smoothly up towards shirlington. no problems to report leaving germantown continuing out towards the split. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. etraffic. >> thank you. a new healthy school menu is being put to the test in a local district. the nation's school lunch program is getting an overhaul. but first, the plan needs a thumbs up from kids themselves. beth parker shows us. >> reporter: with a crunch comes the biggest change in school nutrition in years. what do you think? >> it's good. >> reporter: good enough to make it past the tiny taste testers at yorkshire elementary school in prince william
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county. they were joined by a big cheese, the deputy under secretary. >> every food fits in the diet. it is just how often you eat it and how big your portion sizes are. >> reporter: the usda has launched a program called the school day just got healthier changing menus based upon an act of congress. the changes in the menu mean there will be more of some things and less of others. >> we'll see more fresh fruits and vegetables, more whole grains, looking at reduction in fats and sugars. >> reporter: the kids are testing five new menu items. if you like it, you circle the smiley face. if not, you make this face. there was broccoli salad. >> this is good. >> reporter: black mean pizza. >> it's a spicy. >> i didn't like the black bean pizza. >> not a big fan of raisins. >> reporter: there was a lot they did like. >> kids have to buy in.
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nutrition that goes in the trash can isn't nutrition. >> reporter: she says she is glad she can now take two vegetables. >> so i can build more muscles and everything. >> reporter: you trying to get stronger? why do you want to get stronger? >> so when i get older i can get a good job. so i won't be like a couch potato. >> to be able to interact and hear their point of view and they are very clear and direct in telling you not necessarily what you want to hear but how they really feel. >> reporter: overall, a thumbs up. some even asked for seconds. >> that is encouraging. >> i wish i had that when i was in school. the washington nats are starting to make this look a little too easy. high lifts their latest power surge. >> the nfl kick off the regular season.
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in sports, the nfl season kicks off with an old division rivalry. the dallas cowboys and the giants. tony romo showed up last night. he threw for three touchdowns and the dallas defense frustrate eli manning and his
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offense. >> do we really care? >> we care because it is the soap. the first game doesn't really mean anything. the nats pound the cubs 9-1 with six home runs for the second straight game. bryce harper had two on the night. gonzalez had a no hitter through five innings. they are on i aroll. >> it is easier against a lovable loser. -- they are on a roll. >> a loss to the blue jays despite a home run by adam jones. toronto avoids the sweep to win 6-4:00os are one game behind the yankees. i still like manny machado. he is still my favorite player. in tennis, andy roddick's career is over with his fourth round loss at the u.s. open. he took the first set but then
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lost three straight sets. he announced his retirement during the tournament. we still have plenty ahead. we'll be right back. >> first, we have the fan of the day. there that is person. >> there they are. >> hi, omar mitchell. he is celebrating his birthday. >> happy birthday? >> stay with us. we'll be right back. heavy load in america. but mitt romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america? this message.
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